Free Patterns

Fringe Hatalong: Seathwaite

Side view of a woman with brown hair and paisley scarf wearing the intricately cabled knit Seathwaite hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn in gray

When Karen Templer first approached me about the Fringe Hat Along series she was scheming up on her blog, I was firmly on board. Originally, the intention was to provide a free pattern from our existing collection, but the logistics of that were a little wonky, so it made sense to design something new exclusively for the knitalong.

I wanted to time the design with the release of  The Fibre Co. Cumbria this fall, and Karen was gracious enough to work with our schedule. A few months, many emails, countless texts, and – much to my initial anxiety due to my awkwardness in front of a camera – a photoshoot with Anna, The Seathwaite Hat was born!

SPECIFICATIONS
Yarn

The Fibre Co. Cumbria: scaffel pike (01), 1 skein.
Gauge
1 patt repeat (20 sts) = 2.75” (7 cm), and 28 rnds = 4“ (10 cm) in Cable pattern, after blocking.
Needles
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular. 1 – 16” (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular and set dpns, or needle size to obtain gauge.
Notions
Spare circular needle in comparable size (see worthy of note), crochet hook and smooth waste yarn of comparable gauge, darning needle, locking stitch marker(s).
Size
16.5” (42 cm) circumference, unstretched, 9” (22.75 cm) height.
Skills
Provisional cast-on, reading cable patterns from charts.

DOWNLOAD THE SEATHWAITE HAT PATTERN via the Fringe Association site, and remember to share your progress with hashtag #fringehatalong wherever you post. Also be sure to fave/queue the pattern at Ravelry! Karen and I will be all over, checking out your progress and we can’t wait to see your finished hats!

(Photos by Anna Dianich)

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